Pickpocket



[pik-pok-it] /ˈpɪkˌpɒk ɪt/

noun
1.
a person who steals money, wallets, etc., from the of people, as in crowded public places.
verb (used with object)
2.
to steal (a wallet, money, etc.) in the manner of a pickpocket.
3.
to steal from (a person) in the manner of a pickpocket.
/ˈpɪkˌpɒkɪt/
noun
1.
a person who steals from the pockets or handbags of others in public places
n.

also pick-pocket, 1590s, from pick (v.) + pocket (n.). Earlier was pick-purse (late 14c.). As a verb from 1670s.

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